Dictionary Results for excess


1. excess - noun

· a quantity much larger than is needed

Synonym(s): surplus, surplusage, nimiety

Hypernym(s): overabundance, overmuch, overmuchness, superabundance




2. excess - noun

· immoderation as a consequence of going beyond sufficient or permitted limits

Synonym(s): excessiveness, inordinateness

Hypernym(s): immoderation, immoderateness




3. excess - noun

· the state of being more than full

Synonym(s): surfeit, overabundance

Hypernym(s): fullness




4. excess - noun

· excessive indulgence; "the child was spoiled by overindulgence"

Synonym(s): overindulgence

Hypernym(s): indulgence, indulging, pampering, humoring




5. excess - adjective

· more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

Synonym(s): extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus





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